Summit Agro, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corporation, launched Matsuri and Leimay, an insecticide and a novel fungicide for potato cultivation, respectively, at an event attended by more than 40 producers, consultants and referents of the sector.
The welcome address was given by Ing. Agr Alejandro Piñeiro, Product Manager of Insecticides, Fungicides and Therapeutics of seeds, who began the day by introducing Ing. Agr. Msc Mariano Horacio Inchausti, private advisor, who commented on the potato crop cycle, with its main diseases and pests, focusing on the most important characteristics. Finally, he explained about production and consumption trends in the world market and in Argentina.
Leimay is a fungicide of preventive and antisporulant action for the control of late blight caused by phytophthora infestans , formulated based on amisulbrom, a new active ingredient belonging to the group of sulfonamides.
It has contact activity with certain translaminarity with preventive-protective and antisporulant action. In addition, it remains stable in rainy conditions and offers good protective persistence thanks to its rapid entry into the cuticle of the leaf. In this way, it is an important tool for preventive strategies that keep the plant protected.
Matsuri is an insecticide with high flipping power, which acts on the main pests of the potato and soybean crop. It is formulated with 12.5% esfenvalerate, 10% Bifenthrin and 2.4% Abamectin as an Emulsifiable Concentrate.
It controls bedbugs, caterpillars, thrips and spiders in soybeans, and Liriomyza spp, aphids and thrips in potatoes. It is a versatile insecticide as it can be applied throughout the crop cycle because it provides control security against all pests, even at high pressures.